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Pavel’s thanks to fans

28 August 2015

Russian forward shows gratitude to Royals supporters

I wanted to say thanks to the fans for the support. How can I say it, the song Big ****ing Russian is amazing and I don't forget it!

I also want to say thank you to all of the staff, coaches, directors and medical people who have helped me in the last three years. I hope next season Reading start in the Premier League, and with Steve Clarke it is possible because he is a top manager.

Over the three years I have played with good players and made good friends. I had a good relationship with the team in the dressing room and am going to miss everyone. Maybe I will miss the English press as well! Maybe! Speaking seriously, I had a great time at Reading and I spent as long here as at any of the clubs in my career, so it will stay special to me.

What are my highlights? Of course Arsenal at Wembley, we could have done better but that is football and it's all about results. Also the 3-2 win against West Brom in the Premier League, maybe my goal against Chelsea as well.

And off the pitch, I will never forget having to sing a song to the team when I joined the club! Standing on the chair in Portugal singing Yesterday by The Beatles, I have never been so nervous, it was the most nervous day of my life. There are lots of memories for me.

My singing roommate.

— Kaspars Gorkss (@EsUnPiens) July 20, 2012

I was told that some fans said nice things about me this week. I hope I tried hard every game and tried hard to put in a good effort. Maybe I didn't score as many as you expected of me but I hope I tried, because we all tried in the team.

It's not easy to leave, even though the English weather is s**t! Actually it's good to play football in, maybe not so good in everyday life! But really, my family and I have been here for four years and we are going to miss it, even though we're going back home to Russia.



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